Party Platforms

Where do the parties stand on the key issues?

Take a look at what the two major parties have to say about education and see how they compare.

Here’s a quick snapshot of some of what is on each party’s website (but check out their platforms above too):


  • Increased overall K-12 education spending from $8.2 billion in 2019 to $8.8 billion this year.
  • Announced 106 new schools and modernizations since 2019.
  • Created a new grades K-12 Education Funding model that will drive more dollars into the classroom where they can deliver the best outcomes for students. The new funding model provides predictability to local school authorities so they can better manage their own budgets.
  • Reformed the discipline process for teachers and administrators, bringing us in line with other jurisdictions, creating more transparency and accountability and protecting our students.
  • Invested $85 million in targeted supports for students who require extra help with literacy and numeracy after two school years of pandemic-impacted learning.
  • Launched a Student Transportation Task Force to provide recommendations to improve K-12 student transportation.
  • Increased transportation funding by 43 per cent since 2019 and removed Mandatory Entry Level Training for Class 2 licenses to help alleviate the bus driver shortage.
  • Regulatory changes will make 33,000 more students eligible for government-funded busing services.
  • Implemented new K-6 Math, English, and Physical Education and Wellness curriculum and K-3 French and Science curriculum.
  • A new public charter school hub will ultimately house around 2,000 students and will drive innovation in Alberta’s school system, support creativity, lead research initiatives and partner with post- secondary institutions.
  • A re-elected UCP government will continue to champion the importance of school choice and allowing parents to decide the type of education that is right for their children and their needs.

Alberta NDP

  • Is committed to reducing class sizes and providing more support for students by hiring 4,000 new teachers and 3,000 educational assistants and support staff.
  • Will return to a joint-governance model for public pensions, because teachers must have a say over how their own pensions are governed.
  • Will give teachers the ability to leave AIMCo if performance is unsatisfactory, and – crucially – we will remove the Finance Minister’s power to direct investment decisions at AIMCo.
  • If elected, will develop a Somali curriculum for interested schools.
  • If elected, will develop a Filipino curriculum for interested schools.

Additional party platforms